Morning Glory: JARED COCKEN
JARED COCKEN is a designer and collector of things: Shapes Images Words. He’s currently Creative Director at The Wonderfactory; a revolutionary New York based design company; where his team focuses on helping publishers and content creators like National Geographic, Google, Sports Illustrated, and TIME Magazine make more intelligent, inventive, and intelligible websites and applications. His award-winning work has been covered by numerous publications. Jared is often invited to share his thoughts at gatherings of great minds. To keep up with Jared’s many genius insights visit him on Tumblr and Twitter.WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP? ‘Waking up’ suggests that sleeping has taken place; I was genetically engineered by goblins so I don’t get to do that. It depends on planetary alignment, but morning-type things normally start occurring around me at 5.30. WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? Thirty minutes before the daily gym trip* I’ll give my metabolism a good kick in the arse with a cup of coffee, and an Athletic Greens chaser. If that weren’t an odd enough combo, I’ll follow it up with six brazil nuts and two heaped-tablespoons of almond butter. Thirty minutes after a good 10 K and some kettle bell juggling, I’ll have half a large bunch of steamed kale; 3/4 cup of cholesterol-free, scrambled egg whites; and two tablespoons of a good salsa. Packed with protein and good carbs, it’ll happily keep me focussed and energetic until lunch ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOUR MOOD IN THE MORNING? Gruntled. WHAT GETS YOUR JUICES FLOWING? My wife’s smile. The kindness of strangers. Armchair revolutionaries. The right chord sequence. A good word. Failing all those… squirrels. They’re comedy-gold. *My genetic masters decreed that if my heart rate falls below 50, both Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock explode.
Published: March 30th, 2011